How to hide columns on multiple sheets in a workbook?

In Excel, we can quickly hide columns in one worksheet, but, have you ever tried to hide columns across multiple sheets at once? Normally, you may try to select all sheets and apply the Hide feature, but it will not work successfully. This article, I will talk about how to hide columns across multiple worksheets quickly?

Hide columns on multiple worksheets in a workbook with VBA code


arrow blue right bubble Hide columns on multiple worksheets in a workbook with VBA code

The following code can help you to hide specific columns across all worksheets immediately, please do as this:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Hide columns on multiple sheets at once:

 Sub Hide_Columns()
'Updateby Extendoffice
    Dim iWs As Integer
    Dim sCol As String
    On Error Resume Next
    sCol = Application.InputBox("Input entire column,Eg A:A OR A:B", _
                                "Kutools for Excel", , , , , , 2)
    If sCol = "" Then
        MsgBox "Empty columns", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
        Exit Sub
    End If
    For iWs = 1 To ThisWorkbook.Worksheets.Count
        ThisWorkbook.Sheets(iWs).Columns(sCol).Hidden = True
    Next iWs
    On Error GoTo 0
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and a prompt box is popped out to remind you type the columns that you want to hide across all worksheets, see screenshot:

doc hide columns all sheets 1

4. And then click OK button, your specified columns have been hidden in all worksheets at once.


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    Treb · 1 years ago
    And the VBA for unhiding the multiple columns as well.

    Thank you in advance and God bless
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      skyyang · 1 years ago
      Hi, Treb,
      To show all the hidden columns from the whole workbook, please apply the below VBA code:
      Sub ShowHiddenColumns()
      Dim iWs As Integer
      Dim sCol As String
      On Error Resume Next
      For iWs = 1 To ThisWorkbook.Worksheets.Count
      ThisWorkbook.Sheets(iWs).Columns.Hidden = False
      Next iWs
      On Error GoTo 0
      End Sub

      Please try, hope it can help you!
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    Treb · 1 years ago
    I try to use this VBA code that you made to hide multiple columns in a multiple worksheets.. But How can I use it with out a message Box...

    Please kindly help me to make a VBA that will hide the multiple columns in all worksheets at once with out having a lot of message box?..


    I badly needed such a code.


    Please help
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      skyyang · 1 years ago
      Hello, Treb,
      The popped out message box can help you to enter the hidden columns you need conveniently and dynamically.